Sengbachtalsperre Solingen, Germany, preservation of drinking water.

Sengbachtalsperre Solingen, Germany, preservation of drinking water.

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Sengbachtalsperre Solingen, Germany, preservation of drinking water.

Dredging and transporting 26,000 m3 of sediment.

Dredging and transporting 26,000 m3 of sediment.

Clean drinking water is of the utmost importance of people and animal. Royal Smals is protecting the quality of water as much as possible. In Solingen, Germany lays a reservoir called Sengbachtalsperre. This reservoir provides drinking water for the city Solingen. “Vorsperre”, a little reservoir just before, captures sediment from the streams before water enters the large water reservoir.

Blue algea was a serious threat for the water quality. The sediment in the little reservoir had to be cleaned. Royal Smals accepted the challenge of this complex project. The roads to Solingen were small and had lots of hairpin bends. Trucks couldn’t turn once on top and had to drive in reverse. The press pipe had to overcome a large distance and we had to deal with different heights.

 

Over 3 km high-pressure pipelines.

Over 3 km high-pressure pipelines.

Related international specialised dredging work.